131 Fantastic 4-Letter Names For Your New Arrival

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Searching for a short and sweet four letter baby name for your new arrival?

Easy to remember and simple to spell, it’s easy to see why four-letter names are so popular. Whether you're looking for a classic baby name or a name which stands out from the crowd, you’ll find it here. We’ve collated the ultimate list of short and snappy four-letter names for girls, boys and some unisex options too!


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Four-Letter Baby Boy Names

From gems dating back to the Old Testament, to more modern 4-letter boy names, here are some ideas that are perfect for your baby boy's given name.

1. Adam - Old Testament Hebrew name meaning “man”.

2. Alan - Of Irish origin meaning “handsome and cheerful”.

3. Amir - Of Arabic origin meaning “king or ruler”.

4. Beau - Of French origin meaning “handsome”.

5. Cade - Of Old English origin meaning “round”.

6. Carl - Of German origin meaning “free man”.

7. Chad - Of Old English origin meaning “protector”.

8. Cole - Of English origin meaning “swarthy, coal-black”.

9. Colt - Of English origin meaning “a young horse”.

10. Dale - Of English origin meaning “lives in the valley”.

11. Dean - Of Greek origin meaning “dignitary of others”.

12. Drew - Of Greek origin meaning “strong”.

13. Duke - Of English origin meaning “title of nobility”.

14. Earl - Of English origin meaning “nobleman”.

15. Evan - Of Welsh origin meaning “the Lord is gracious”.

16. Ezra - Of Hebrew origin meaning “help”.

17. Finn - Of Irish origin meaning “fair person”.

18. Glen - Of Scottish origin meaning “a narrow valley”.

19. Hugo - Of Latin origin meaning “intellect or mind”.

20. Ivan - Of Russian origin meaning “God is gracious”.

21. Jack - Of English origin meaning “God is gracious”.

22. Jace - Of Hebrew origin meaning “the Lord is salvation”.

23. Jeff - Of English origin meaning “traveller and peace”.

24. Joel - Of Hebrew origin meaning “Jehovah is God”.

25. Juan - Of Spanish origin meaning “the Lord is gracious”.

26. Jude - Of Hebrew origin manning “praise”.

27. Kian - Of Persian origin meaning “king”.

28. Liam - Of Irish origin - a shortened version of William meaning 'resolute protector'

29. Luca - Of Italian origin meaning “light”.

30. Milo - Of Old Germanic origin meaning “gracious”.

31. Nash - Of American origin meaning “dweller by the ash tree”.

32. Nile - Of Greek origin meaning “from the Nile”.

33. Noah - Of Hebrew origin meaning “rest”.

34. Owen - Of Welsh origin meaning “a young fighter”.

35. Quin - Of Irish origin meaning “counsel”.

36. Rafe - Of German origin meaning “a wise wolf”.

37. Reid - Of Old English origin meaning “redhead”.

38. Rhys - Of Welsh origin meaning “enthusiasm”.

39. Rory - Of Irish origin meaning “red king”.

40. Ryan - Of Irish origin meaning “little king”.

41. Sage - Of English origin meaning “wise person”.

42. Sean - Of Irish origin meaning “God’s gracious gift”.

43. Seth - Of Hebrew origin meaning “appointed”.

44. Shaw - Of English origin meaning “thicket”.

45. Thor - Of Scandinavian origin meaning “thunder”.

46. Todd - Of  English origin meaning “fox”.

47. Zeek - Of Hebrew origin meaning “God provides strength”.

48. Zeki - Of Turkish origin meaning “intelligent or clever”.

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Four-Letter Baby Girl Names

From Aria to Zara we’ve picked out some of the best four-letter names, perfect for a little princess.

1. Abby - Hebrew name, meaning “father’s joy, gives joy”.

2. Alma - Of Latin origin meaning “kind or nourishing”.

3. Alva - Of Irish origin meaning “white”.

4. Anne - Of Hebrew origin meaning “grace”.

5. Anya - Of Russian origin meaning “grace”.

6. Asha - Of Sanskrit origin meaning “hope or desire'’.

7. Aria - Of Hebrew origin meaning “lion”.

8. Aura - Of Greek origin meaning “soft breeze”.

9. Bebe - Of Old English origin meaning “settlement”.

10. Beta - Of English origin meaning “God of plenty”.

11. Bria - Of Gaelic and Celtic origin meaning “noble”.

12. Cali - Of Greek origin meaning “most beautiful”.

13. Cara - Of Italian origin meaning “dear, beloved”.

14. Cleo - Of English origin meaning “glory”.

15. Cora - Of Greek origin meaning “heart or maiden”.

16. Dana - Of Hebrew origin meaning “God will judge”.

17. Dawn - Of Old English origin meaning “appearance of first light”.

18. Daya - Of Hindi origin meaning “compassionate”.

19. Dior - Of American origin meaning “golden”.

20. Dove - Of American origin meaning “bird of peace”.

21. Eden - Of Hebrew origin meaning “delight”.

22. Eira - Of Welsh origin meaning “snow”.

23. Ella - Of Spanish origin meaning “young girl”.

24. Elsa - Of German origin meaning “noble”.

25. Emma - Of Latin origin meaning “universal”.

26. Emme - Of German origin meaning “strength”.

27. Erin - Of Irish origin meaning “Ireland”.

28. Esme - Of French origin meaning “beloved or emerald”.

29. Faye - Of English origin meaning “fairy”.

30. Gaia -Of Greek origin meaning “earth”.

31. Iris - Of Greek origin meaning “rainbow”.

32. Jane - Of French origin meaning “Jehovah has been gracious”.

33. Kaya - Of Scandinavian origin meaning “pure”.

34. Kore - Of Greek origin meaning “maiden”.

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35. Lila - Of Persian origin meaning “lilac tree”.

36. Lily - Of Latin origin meaning “name of the pretty plant”.

37. Lulu - Of Tanzanian, Swahili and Hawaiian origin meaning “pearl”.

38. Luna - Of Latin origin meaning “moon”.

39. Maia - Of Greek origin meaning “mother”.

40. Mona - Of Greek and Italian origin meaning “unreachable wishes”.

41. Nina - Of Italian origin meaning “little girl”.

42. Nora - Of Greek origin meaning “light”.

43. Nova - Of Latin origin meaning “new”.

44. Rosa - Of Latin origin meaning “rose”.

45. Ruth - Of Hebrew origin meaning “friend or companion”.

46. Rysa - Of Latin origin meaning “laughter”.

47. Sara - Of Hebrew origin meaning “Princess”.

48. Shea - Of Irish origin meaning “dauntless one”.

49. Skye - Of English origin meaning “adventurous, scholar”.

50. Suri - Of Persian origin meaning “princess”.

51. Tess - Of Greek origin meaning “harvest or to gather”.

52. Thea - Of Greek origin meaning “gift of God”.

53. Tori - Of Japanese origin meaning “bird”.

54. Vera - Of Russian origin meaning “faith”.

55. Vivi - Of Latin origin meaning “alive”.

56. Yara - Of Persian origin meaning “strength or courage”.

57. Zara - Of Hebrew and Arabic origin meaning “to blossom or princess”.

58. Zoey - Of Greek origin meaning “life”.

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Four-Letter Unisex Baby Names

Check out our picks of gender-neutral four letter baby names. Whether it's a baby boy or girl, each baby name has been handpicked to help you on your search. Four-letter names like these are great for middle names, or as your baby's given name- it's up to you!

1. Alby - Of Latin origin meaning “from Alba”.

2. Alex - Of English origin meaning “to defend”.

3. Arlo - Of German origin meaning “hill”.

4. Arya - Of Persian origin meaning “friend, faithful”.

5. Cody - Of English origin meaning “helpful”.

6. Drew - Of Greek origin meaning “strong”.

7. Eden - Of Hebrew origin meaning “pleasure or delight”.

8. Erin - Of Irish origin meaning “Ireland”.

9. Evan - Of Welsh origin meaning “God is good”.

10. Finn - Of Irish origin meaning “white or fair”.

11. Glen - Of Scottish origin meaning “the wooded valley”.

12. Gray - Of English origin meaning “the grey”.

13. Hero - Of Greek origin meaning “hero”.

14. Jade - Of Spanish origin meaning “stone of the side”.

15. Joey - Of English origin meaning “God will increase”.

16. Lane - Of English origin meaning “from the long meadow path”.

17. Lumi - Of Finnish origin meaning “snow”.

18. Nico - Of Greek origin meaning “people of victory”.

19. Noel - Of French origin meaning “heist as”.

20. Remy - Of Latin origin meaning “oarsman”.

21. Rory - Of Irish origin meaning “red king”.

22. Roux - Of Latin origin meaning “russet”.

23. Sage - Of Latin origin meaning “wise and knowing”.

24. Wren - Of English origin meaning “bird name”.

25. Zion - Of Hebrew origin meaning “highest point”.

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Sarah Nyamekye
Mum-of-two

An outdoor pursuits person at heart, raised in the East Midlands countryside, Sarah now lives in Surrey with her two daughters aged 3 and 9. She loves to travel and spend her days outdoors finding new and exciting places to explore with her girls. If she’s not outdoors then you’ll likely find her at home baking, crafting, gardening as well as exercising to keep fit.